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comment? all in favor, i. any opposed? hearing none. the commission entered into a settlement in the matter of alex torque principle ground floor public affairs in the amount of six thousand dollars. order will be published to the commission website tomorrow and the commission also decided that a matter would be referred to another department agency that will handle the issue in a different matter. the next item on the agenda is admitted for the commissions regular meeting of july twenty third. actually that's going to be held over speaker:
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can you explain what the matter will be held over to? speaker: i've been told no. i'm trying to figure out what was -- speaker: this is discussion on the matter that's confidential under the charter so the commission referred that to another force agency and the chair announced that the details of that matter remain confidential under the charter speaker: and will continue to be so per mennently? speaker: until the ethics commission issues probable cause speaker: which could still happen based
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on the refederal to the outside agency speaker: unlike /hreuly and the other matter will be posted tomorrow speaker: looking forward to it. thanks. speaker: just one thing i wanted to highlight. just another well another nice improvement on the website would e recalling task force is a new way to access information that's on the website. it's already on the website but in order to do searchs that will compose not only reports tailored to what the user is
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trying to do research on but charts and graphs that are very probable in giving people visuals that support the information that they are looking for. i wanted to highlight that we continue to work to improve the access of information by the public various ways to manipulate the dat /taeu that we have in our possession. speaker: commissioner sudden: i'm sorry i know it's late. this is information not in our possession and people who
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haven't filed their form seven hundreds has provided public with getting this information and there's also the fact that hundreds of other people did manage to do their forms at some person inconvenience and sacrifice and i think it's better that everyone was held to the requirement to do it. i appreciate the responsibilities that staff have at a challenging time and i realize we couldn't do everything in cadillac fashion but i wonder whether we could be more imagine /tphau a list and putting it in our website if we haven't done that, sharing it at a meeting asking people if they have thoughts about what we can do about it using the
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public value. you may want to remind us about what we've done to raise these people or follow-up with them or give a list to the mayor and the people who do appointments to these folks and reappointments to other folks and i know we've talked about this before but it might be helpful on the record to tell us what has been done and for all of us to think about what we can do that could reinforcelet seriousness of this without putting unreasonable expectations on the staff that's spread thin. speaker: based on my prior directions to the staff i understood that because of resources no non filers were being turned over and state
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laws and authorities are clearer than ours is because this is a state law. however, this wasn't being done so i failed to follow-up and make sure that my directions were being followed and in fact, the practice is to send a letter to filing and then to send a second follow-up letter. when the second letters came from my signature it was already mid-august and i thought it was done months ago and that's my failure to follow through on that and i'm taking full responsibility for that but the practice should be and in the future will be that first we send people late letters and we can assign them up to ten dollars a day for being late. beyond a certain amount of time
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beyond that we have to assume they don't intend to file and that's when we should be doing referrals but it shouldn't take six months speaker: i /paoerb that and i appreciate what life is like really on the ground /skpw taking responsibility for it. the back and forth of writing to somebody remains private and if they are tossing all the letters then we're stuck in a box where nothing is going to change, commissioner as a communications expert once you start communicating to a wider audience sometimes things crack loose where people respond differently so i think what you said is good. we might want to consider as a commission what we want to suggest as or at what point do we post this or not make the public have to ask for the list
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but make it available or do other things that wouldn't be terribly burden on some but it would make your letter stronger saying if we do not receive the form seven hundred by x and the fine you are now supposed to pay this is now what's going to happen. i don't know if these people would be embarrassed or feel awkward about it, i don't know. also, to think that our cities culture is to say we want people to do this and we will affect those that don't and given the hundreds of people that have filed that are not on this list there are folks who say do it, i did it and they might actually get it. speaker: understood speaker thank you chair: i want to thank the commission that for
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doing an excellent job posting the official misconduct document quickly and they were there relatively easy to find and thanks for keeping up with all that. speaker: we had an interesting day distributing those. chair: i imagine there was a little bit of paper: speaker: the cameras were enforced chair: you were being filmed door to door. is there any public comment? speaker: a couple things. on the dash board project and the posting of documents relating to the official conduct precedeings massy should be
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congratulated. he doesn't get credit but does a lot behind the scenes. i'm sure he's embarrassed but he really does do a lot of great work. on some other points i appreciate commissioners concern about non filers and i have said many times before this commission i would like to see on a regular basis whether it's monthly quarterly every six months but periodically a comprehensive list for everybody in a bad place whether it's for not filing forms, not paying fines, being overdue on penalties. with all due respect it's not just seven hundred forms but in
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some forms it's lobbyists, campaign consult ants and there are a lot of folks that get into a bad place and we've never had a comprehensive way to keep track of that. it would be great to have some form of mechanism to take care of that. as we see if page two of the directors report we're asking some success in getting folks off there but in the past month there hasn't been implemented. on that point item eight /khrudz an in couple bent member of the college board and i ask publicly if that person is reelected will he in this case be able to be certified as
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a candidate if he has overdue fines, forms, et cetera and if not, that's a great example of where we should be proactive in saying that's a problem and frankly if our laws allow this person and i have nothing against this person but someone in this status to file in reelection having overdue fines, forms, fees, pen al tease, we should adjust the laws so they can't do that. it's one thing if you are in office but if you are a candidate that's kind of a problem, i think, and again, having nothing to do with the individual but clearing things up so that are able to go forward, i think that's for the moment. thank you for the interesting long meeting. speaker: item ten, public
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comment? public comment appearing and not appearing in the agenda commission? meeting adjourned.
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there are so many ways that the internet provides real access to real people and resources and that's what we're try to go accomplish. >> i was interested in technology like video production. it's interesting, you get to create your own work and it reflects what you feel about saying things so it gives perspective on issues. >> we work really hard to develop very in depth content, but if they don't have a venue, they do not have a way to show us, then this work is only staying here inside and nobody knows the brilliance and the amazing work that the students are doing. >> the term has changed over time from a very basic who has a computer and who doesn't have a computer to now who has access to the internet, especially high speed internet, as well as the skills and the knowledge to use those tools effectively. . >> the city is charged with
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coming up with digital inclusion. the department of telecommunications put together a 15 member san francisco tech connect task force. we want the digital inclusion program to make sure we address the needs of underserved vulnerable communities, not communities that are already very tech savvy. we are here to provide a, b and c to the seniors. a stands for access. b stands for basic skills and c stands for content. and unless we have all three, the monolingual chinese seniors are never going to be able to use the computer or the internet. >> a lot of the barrier is knowledge. people don't know that these computers are available to them, plus they don't know what is useful. >> there are so many businesses in the bay area that are constantly retiring their computer equipment that's perfectly good for home use. computers and internet access
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are helping everybody in the community and people who don't have it can come to us to help with that. one of the biggest problems we see isn't whether people can get computers through programs like ours, but whether they can understand why they need a computer. really the biggest issue we are facing today is helping people understand the value of having a computer. >> immediately they would say can i afford a computer? i don't speak any english. how do i use it. then they will start to learn how to do email or how to go back to chinese newspaper to read all the chinese newspaper. >> a lot of the barrier still is around lack of knowledge or confusion or intimidation and not having people in their peer network who use computers in their lives. >> the important thing i learned from caminos was to improve myself personally. when i first came to caminos, i didn't know anything about computers. the second thing is i have
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become -- i have made some great achievements as an individual in my family and in things of the world. >> it's a real issue of self-empowerment where new immigrant families are able to communicate with their families at home, able to receive news and information in their own home language, really become more and more connected with the world as well as connected even inside their local communities. >> if we value the diversity of our city and we value our diverse neighborhoods in the city, we need to ensure that they remain economically viable. equiping them and equiping residents in those areas with jobs that will enable them to stay in san francisco is critical to that. >> the important thing that i see here at caminos is it helps the low income community, it helps the women who wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise. >> the workers with more education in san francisco are more likely to be able to working that knowledge sector.
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where they are going to need that familiarity with the internet, they are going to find value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social
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and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just >> i want to learn more about e-mails, internet. er >> social networking and e-mail. >> i want to know how to use it.
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>> the digital divide is essentially the divide between those who have access to these digital tools and those who don't. >> these young people is having computers and i just don't know, they're doing it fast. so, i want to know. >> not knowing how to navigate the internet is at a loss of what to do. >> we don't have a computer. >> we are non-profit that unites organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. our big right now is the broadband technology opportunity program, a federally funded project through the department of aging so we're working in 26 locations, our volunteers are trained to be tutors and trainers offering everything from basic classes all the way to genealogy and job search.
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>> to me, a computer aon auxiliary brain, it's like knowing how to use your brain, how important is that. i think it's important and possibly seniors, it's important for them to stay in touch. er >> people like facebook or skype so they can connect to their family members or see their family member's albums from far away. >> (speaking spanish). >> what we like to focus on is transferring skills from volunteer to learner to help
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them get on to facebook, find housing on craig's list, being able to connect with friends and family. >> i decided teaching them what i knew and that got me into wanting to give back and to learning more and how it works. >> i discover -- i discovered that seniors need a lot of review. >> i am beginner so little by little, i learn a lot now. >> i learned just the basics, if you get the basics, you can learn it, if you don't get the basics, you're lost. >> it's simple, it's easy, once you know it and that's what i want to learn, how to make my life easier and more knowledgeable with a computer. >> so, what we need right now are more people who speak languages other than english or in addition to english, who can give their time during the day and who care deeply ideally
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about helping to close the digital divide. >> you know, its's a humbling experience, it could be something simple to us in our daily lives but to someone that doesn't know and to help somebody gain that experience in any way, it's awesome. >> (speaking spanish). >> no matter how tired or cranky or whatever i miekt feel when i walk into this class, i walk out feeling great. >> if you feel comfortable using a cuter and you have patience, we want you on our team. >> with they showed me how to do skype. >> will you help me learn more?
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♪ >> welcome to hamilton recreation and aquatics center. it is the only facility that has an integrated swimming pool and recreation center combined. we have to pools, the city's water slide, for little kids and those of you that are more daring and want to try the rockslide, we have a drop slide. >> exercises for everybody. hi have a great time. the ladies and guys that come, it is for the community and we really make it fun. people think it is only for those that play basketball or swim.
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>> i have been coming to the pool for a long time now. it is nice, they are sweet. >> in the aquatics center, they are very committed to combining for people in san francisco. and also ensuring that they have public safety. >> there are a lot of different personalities that come through here and it makes it very exciting all the time. they, their family or teach their kids have a swim. >> of the gem is fantastic, there is an incredible program going on there, both of my girls have learned to swim there. it is a fantastic place, check
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it out. it is an incredible indication of what bonn dollars can do with our hearts and facilities. it is as good as anything you will find out why mca. parents come from all over. >> there are not too many pools that are still around, and this is one-stop shopping for kids. you can bring your kid here and have a cool summer. >> if you want to see some of the youth and young men throughout san francisco play some great pickup games, come wednesday night for midnight basketball. on saturdays, we have a senior lyons dance that has a great time getting exercise and a movement.
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we have all the music going, the generally have a good time. whether it is awkward camp or junior guard. >> from more information, visit good morning and welcome to the regularly scheduled meeting of the city operations and neighborhood service. my name is shawn elsbernd, chair. i'm joined by the vice chair, supervisor carmen chu, our clerk is derek evans. notice at the begining of the meeting a few minutes before 11:00 we will have to take a recess and we will be

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